The audio piece is a document on a document on a document. Dr. Edward George, a founding member of Black Audio Film Collective, and writer, researcher, narrator of the seminal fiction-documentary film ‘The Last Angel of History’, performs live the research processes and thinking that supported the creation of the film. The audio piece revisits George revisiting his work of revisiting the lineage of Afrofuturism.
Dr. Edward George is a founding member of Black Audio Film Collective (1982-1998), the multimedia duo Flow Motion (1996-present), and the electronic music group Hallucinator (1998-present). He lives in London.
an audio editing of a live lecture,180’, 2019
Author and Performer/Lecturer Edward George
Editor Pierre Rubio
Sound Christian Hansen
The lecture was performed in March 2017 in Brussels at a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies - a platform for artistic research)
The Last Angel of History is one of the most influential video-essays of the 1990s influencing filmmakers and inspiring conferences, novels and exhibitions. Black Audio Film Collective’s exploration of the chromatic possibilities of digital video is embedded within a mythology of the future that creates connections between black (un)popular culture, outer space and the limits of the human condition. The influential Black Audio Film Collective crafted this experimental blend of sci-fi parable and essay film, which also serves as an essential primer on the aesthetics and dynamics of contemporary Afrofuturism. Interviews with esteemed musicians, writers, and cultural critics are interwoven with the fictional story of the “data thief,” who must travel through time and space in search of the code that holds the key to his future.